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Radio World International Celebrates 30 Years!

To celebrate our birthday, we're featuring a selection of historical pictures you've shared with us

It’s been three decades since Radio World International was launched. An offspring of Radio World, we started as a monthly print publication and have grown steadily over the years, documenting evolution and innovation in the radio industry worldwide.

Today, through our print issue and digital editions we reach more than 13,000 readers worldwide each month. Via the Radio World website, which brings together the best of all our industry-leading digital platforms, we reach another 23,000 monthly users.

To celebrate our birthday, we’re publishing a selection of photos we received from you. Thanks for sharing and growing with us over the years!

A portrait of Lawrence Cohen from Utica, N.Y., who has had the ham radio call sign ‘WA2TVN’ since 1977. Richard Barnett of Syracuse produced the drawing in 1993.
Inovonics’ current president and CEO Ben Barber is pictured at KIAM radio in Nenana, Alaska, in 1987.
Inovonics’ founder and radio fan Jim Wood in 1958.
Jean-Francois Sallé, founder of Style FM, broadcasts from the studio in Berck, France, in 1994. The station, which aired from 1991 to 1998 and reached some 200,000 listeners, was already making use of solutions, including a Logigram 400 CD jukebox and a homemade scheduler.
AEQ founders participate in a trade show in Valencia, Spain, in 1985 to promote the company’s first analog audio console, AEQ MK3. Pictured from left are Miguel Sancho (now CTO) and Rogelio de la Fuente, the firm’s now retired CEO.
AEQ technician Rafael Mayoral tests AEQ equipment (audio amplifiers and distributors) in Leganes, Spain.
Telos Alliance founders Steve Church (left) and Frank Foti are pictured collaborating in the early years.
Greg Shay, Telos Alliance CTO, and Ioan Rus, Telos Alliance software platforms manager, at NAB 2001.
Pat Mudgett broadcasts from the KRKO, Everett, Wash., studios in support of the Allied war effort during WWII. (photo courtesy Mudgett family and KRKO)
2wcom’s Werner Drews on the IBC show floor in 2005 with the first company booth.
The Audemat team at IBC in 2002. Pictured from left are Helen Miller, Christophe Poulain, Daniel Werbrouck, Bruno Rost and Nicolas Moulard.


Bob Orban in Orban’s factory in San Leandro, Calif., during the first Optimod 8200 production run.


Rob Chickering, a radio engineer, tinkers with a Comrex THX system in the late 1980s.





Wheatstone’s early years at its ‘Grey Barn’ facility in Bethany, Conn.
Radio Globo Brazil field reporter Alfredo Raymundo Filho, left, interviews Hungarian-Spanish footballer Ferenc Puskás c. 1960. Photo courtesy of Thiago Carneiro.
The disco years c. 1974, founder Gary Snow center front in red shirt.




Tieline’s Patriot POTS audio codec from the 1990s.


Digigram co-founders Marian Marinescu (blue jacket) and Philippe Girard Buttoz (striped sweater) at the office in France in 1992.
Digigram co-founder Philippe Girard Buttoz at the company’s IBC stand in 1993.